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2013 Stories by Glenn BurnSilver

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  • Take It Easy: Valley Vocalist Khani Cole Revisits the Halcyon Days of L.A.'s Laurel Canyon

    published December 26, 2013

    Musical hot spots seem to circulate around the country. Detroit and Memphis were leading soul centers of the '60s and '70s, while... More >>

  • Hits Like a Man

    published December 19, 2013

    Paula Poundstone sounds she could kick some ass. Maybe it’s because the master of “spontaneous observational comedy” looks... More >>

  • Blinded by the Lights

    published December 19, 2013

    Grab your sunglasses. You’ll need them because Glendale’s mayor and city council -- along with Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan... More >>

  • Indian Territory

    published December 12, 2013

    The Valley of the Sun is home to a number of Native American communities, and there is no better way to discover their culture than at the 37th... More >>

  • Old Yule

    published December 12, 2013

    Every holiday season there is an abundance of shows from which to choose, and any number of the usual suspects. This year, opt for the unusual... More >>

  • In The Bag

    published December 5, 2013

    The concept of luminarias, which are brown paper bags partially filled with sand and then illuminated from the inside by a candle to create a... More >>

  • X Is Back to Play the Songs That Built Its Legacy

    published November 28, 2013

    Of all the stars of the '80s punk scene, only one band is still having impact some 35 years after forming: X. Mixing driving punk energy with... More >>

  • High Stepping

    published November 28, 2013

    Politics have always been a hot topic for comedians. Throw in a little song and dance, plus some wry word play, and you have the Capitol Steps.... More >>

  • Jalisco's Finest

    published November 21, 2013

    Don Julio, Senor Rio, and Jose Cuervo were Patrons getting a little Cabo Wabo and feeling somewhat like El Conquistador in their hunt for... More >>

  • Fall Ball

    published November 14, 2013

    The World Series may be over (Boston won in case you were the only one not paying attention), but baseball continues in the Valley as the... More >>

  • Wine-ing Allowed

    published November 14, 2013

    The Farm is something of a hidden time trip tucked away off a narrowing road in the shadow of South Mountain. A long, tree-shaded driveway... More >>

  • Lita Ford Crosses the Generation Gap with a Diverse Live Show

    published November 7, 2013

    Lita Ford is a bitch. Her words, not ours: She's touting the title track of her new album, The Bitch Is Back . . .... More >>

  • Stepping Out

    published November 7, 2013

    Watching Arabian horses high-stepping through the ring is akin to seeing history on the hoof. Imagine the famous (and infamous) folks who have... More >>

  • Creative Commons

    published November 7, 2013

    “Dream. Create. Build.” is the theme for “Imaginate” at Arizona Science Center. The concept behind the exhibit is to... More >>

  • Living, Dead

    published October 31, 2013

    Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, occurs the two days following Halloween, but it has nothing to do with the contemporary ghoulish... More >>

  • Mind Games

    published October 31, 2013

    We all know Mrs. Klein -- that manipulative, over-bearing woman whose word is the rule of law and those who don’t believe it best be... More >>

  • Wheels of Fare

    published October 24, 2013

    How do you pick the 10 best food trucks in America? The Huffington Post tried recently, and not one of its picks was in Phoenix. What do they... More >>

  • King for a Day

    published October 17, 2013

    Hakuna Matata in Kiswahili means “no worries.” This is the ongoing theme -- and theme song -- of Disney’s The Lion King, a... More >>

  • Rock Launcher

    published October 17, 2013

    Does Taylor Swift rock? That’s the consensus, as several items from the pop star, from clothing to handwritten lyrics, are part of the... More >>

  • Sun Stroke

    published October 10, 2013

    If it doesn’t make sense that Arizonans should be exploiting solar energy, then perhaps you’ve been in the sun too long. Given the... More >>

  • Roger McGuinn on Keeping Alive Folk Standards

    published October 3, 2013

    There's no point in asking Roger McGuinn if "Eight Miles High" is a drug song. The band claimed at the time it was about flying to an... More >>

  • The Puck Drops Here

    published October 3, 2013

    It may only be the first game of the hockey season for the Phoenix Coyotes and New York Rangers, but both teams enter the rink with chips upon... More >>

  • Carry A Big Stick

    published October 3, 2013

    It’s hard to imagine there would be much interest in Arizona Fall League Baseball, given that the Major League Baseball playoffs are... More >>

  • Mein Beir

    published September 26, 2013

    If anyone has an argument against a beer celebration, too late: Oktoberfest is here. The traditionally German event celebrates the fall... More >>

  • Spirits in the Paint

    published September 26, 2013

    The brightly painted flowers and daring landscapes of American modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) are well known. Less-known... More >>

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